About the Artist

A Canadian landscape and portrait painter. For the past twenty years, Paul has worked and exhibited across Canada and abroad. His work is in numerous private and commercial collections.

At St. Andrew’s College in Aurora, he met lifelong friends and fellow artists; still working together today as the art collective Drawnonward.

Paul studied four years at the Ontario College of Art and Design from 1989 – 1992 and worked an additional year in Florence, Italy. Returning from Europe, Paul became a founding member of the painting group Drawnonward. This group’s active mandate is to explore Canada’s landscape and people through art. Since its early beginnings in 1994, Drawnonward has travelled and created in every province and territory in Canada.

From 2001 to 2010, Paul owned and operated Level Gallery in downtown Collingwood, Ontario. The gallery exhibited the art of Drawnonward plus thirty other Canadian artists.

This July 2015, Paul will be teaching with artists, Rob Saley and Andrew Qappik to Inuit adults and youth
in the Kivalliq Inuit Association Art Camp in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut.

Paul lives and works in Clarksburg, Ontario, Canada

Group Exhibitions

2022 - Artists Choice, Roberts Gallery
2022 - Figurative Pop Up Show, Roberts Gallery
2016 - 22nd Annual Sketches Exhibition, Roberts Gallery, Toronto
2015 - Gareau, Perron, Mantrop, Roberts Gallery, Toronto
2014 - Ontario Discovered, Storys Building, Toronto
2013 - Ontario: Here and There, Evergreen Brickworks, Toronto
2012 - 17th Annual Drawnonward Exhibition, Arta Gallery, Toronto
2012 - Drawnonward in Creemore, Station on the Green, Creemore
2012 - Ontario Distilled, Evergreen Brickworks, Toronto
2012 - Drawnonward, Arta Gallery, Toronto
2011 - Wild Ontario, Evergreen Brickworks, Toronto
2011 -Lake Effects, Drawnonward, Arta Gallery, Toronto
2010 - Art From Algonquin Park, Steamwhistle Roundhouse, Toronto
2010 - Drawnonward, Engine Gallery, Toronto
2009 - Outside, Level Gallery, Collingwood
2008 - Rob & Paul Show, Level Gallery, Collingwood
2008 - Drawnonward, Level Gallery, Collingwood
2008 - Baycapes, Capitol Event Theatre
2007 - Nuna Kajjaarnaqtuq: The Arctic Sessions, Lennox Contemporary
2006 - New Works, The Spoke Club, Toronto
2005 - New Works, Wagner Rosenbaum Gallery, Toronto
2004 - The Highlands, Wagner Rosenbaum Gallery, Toronto
2003 - Perspectives, Wagner Rosenbaum Gallery, Toronto
2002 - Level Gallery, Collingwood
2002 - Wagner Rosenbaum Gallery, Toronto
2001 - Level gallery, Collingwood
2001 - Celebrating Works of Canadian Art with HRH The Prince of Wales, Gooderham & Worts Complex
2001 - The Back Forty, Paul Mantrop New Works. Arcadia Gallery, Toronto
2000 - Under African Skies, Paul Mantrop. Arcadia Gallery, Toronto
2000 - Into the Yukon, Wagner Rosenbaum Gallery, Toronto
2000 - Gallerie D'Avingnon, Montreal
1999 - Le Paysage Qui Nous Parle, York Quay Gallery, Toronto
1999 - Where We Are, Arcadia Gallery, Toronto
1998 - Reverence Lost ?,Wagner Rosenbaum Gallery, Toronto
1998 - Drawnonward, Wagner Rosenbaum Gallery, Toronto
1997 - Bold Spirits, The Four Seasons Gallery, Vancouver
1997 - Bold Spirits, Wagner Rosenbaum Gallery, Toronto
1996 - Tales Upon Black Water,Wagner Rosenbaum Gallery, Toronto
1996 - Summer Solstice Show, 500 up Studios, Toronto
1995 - Lucky 13, Cosmos, Toronto
1994 - New Works, Mantrop, McDonald, Saley, Kemp, Thorncroft Gallery, Aurora